Featured Blog Posts – June 2015 Archive (13)

The Gardeners

"Hey boy, who am I going to leave these hands to when I’m gone?”

A long silence…then the words were repeated, louder and more animated.

“I say, who will I leave them to, eh? I think I’ll leave them to science.”

Again, the words fell on deaf ears and were greeted with total…

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Added by John Anthony Brennan on June 30, 2015 at 2:30pm — 4 Comments

About Two Wild Westie Friends ...

I gaze upon a lonely beach, two figures walking all alone,

Slowly the sun settles in the west, remnants of daylight shone.

From my vantage I see two shadows moving on the beach,

Strolling slowly just within darkness’ reach.

I watch the pair moving slowly…

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Added by William Huckeby on June 19, 2015 at 7:30pm — 2 Comments

Is Romantic Ireland Dead and Gone?

Well, you just have to listen to Davy Spillane's music before you answer my question. Here's a short video that I created of my recent solo exhibition in Áras Éanna on…

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Added by Eoin Mac Lochlainn on June 17, 2015 at 5:00am — 3 Comments

'Heartbreak Ridge (and Other Poems)' by Bill Nevins

Book Review                                 

The true nature of poetry is to first give us an insight into the heart and…

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Added by Seamus Ruttledge on June 16, 2015 at 3:00pm — 2 Comments


Gaeilgeoir
Thoughts on Irish Loyalist Protestants Over the Past Two Centuries

Ireland’s Protestant Unionists 1800 - 1923:

A Persecuted Minority

or Strident Anti-Assimilationists?

As the centenary of…

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Added by Ed Shevlin on June 16, 2015 at 7:30am — 5 Comments


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Dublin Travel: An Education for Many Lifetimes

Walking tours on the historic campus of Trinity College Dublin are definitely interesting to studious visitors of Dublin.

(Left: Parliament Square, Trinity…

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Added by Wow Airlines on June 8, 2015 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Rendezvous with Constance Gore-Booth Markiewicz

Constance Gore-Booth Markiewicz’s amazing life came into my purview on my second trip to Ireland in 1989.  My husband and I were browsing in a Dublin bookstore eager to buy as many…

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Added by Helen Molanphy on June 8, 2015 at 12:00pm — 5 Comments


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Touring and Shooting With Irish Fotog Darren McLoughlin

Photographer Darren McLoughlin has lived in fair Dublin for 15 years and says walking, and more walking,…

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Added by Wow Airlines on June 5, 2015 at 3:30pm — No Comments

In Galway, When the Sun Goes Down, the Craic Is Up!

Ireland's "Wild Atlantic Way" usually refers to the rugged conflux of seacoast and mountains to be found in the western counties. But in the city of Galway, "The Wild West" takes on a different…

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Added by Michael Quane on June 4, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Secret Tunnels Under Dublin!

Did you know that there is a tunnel running under Parnell Square in Dublin's city centre? Indeed, if the truth be told, there is probably a network of tunnels down there. How do I know?  Well, believe it or not, there’s an entrance to this tunnel under no. 5 Cavendish Row, where Olivier Cornet…

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Added by Eoin Mac Lochlainn on June 4, 2015 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

My First Blog!

This will be my first blog post here on The Wild Geese. Be gentle with me! I'm only part of this flock since October last year and am just about stretching my wings to fly now. To be honest, I have "flown" before. In the mid 90s I ventured to Herefordshire , England…

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Added by Donagh McKeown on June 3, 2015 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments

The Knife Sharpener

Every couple of years this man would come to Loughrea, County Galway and set up shop on the footpath outside Molloy's Harp Bar on Main Street. He was an itinerant blade grinder, or…

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Added by Brian Nolan on June 2, 2015 at 6:30am — 6 Comments

The Siege of Parke's Castle in the Wild West of Ireland

When visiting the West of Ireland, consider making time to explore County Leitrim.  This lesser-known gem is the homeland of my ancestors, and I first traveled there in 2008.  In…

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Added by Ryan O'Rourke on June 1, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

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